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Plant science

will save the planet.


Join us. The Chicago Botanic Garden is embarking on an ambitious, critically important plant conservation initiative:
Save the Plants. Save the Planet.

The Issue

By 2050, the world could lose tens of thousands of plant speciesówith some estimates predicting a loss of up to one-third of the world's plant species (about 150,000).
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The Effort

We’re training a new generation of plant conservation scientists and engaging the public to address the issues immediately, and develop policies and programs to plan for the future.
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Science Center

The new 38,000-square-foot Daniel F. and Ada L. Rice Plant Conservation Science Center is the headquarters for the Garden's plant conservation initiative.
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